Nicole King Cotton, M.D.

Nicole King Cotton, M.D. 

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Location: Morehouse Healthcare, 1800 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: (404) 756-1400


Emory University School of Medicine
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Emory University School of Medicine
General Psychiatry


Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Emory University
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Clinical Interests

DeKalb County Magistrate Court-Member-Board of Directors 2015 - present  

Volunteer Psychiatrist City of Refuge Homeless Shelter 2010-2011 - Responsibilities included performing client psychiatric evaluations and triaging clients to next level of care.

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Child & Adolescent Psychology


King, Nicole. More Than Just Blues. Public Health Information for Teens. Spring 2014

King, Nicole; Reid, Dana; Dingle, Arden D. Psychotropic Medication Use in Child and Adolescent Populations: Making Appropriate Clinical and Ethical Treatment Decisions. Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology News. Volume 18: Number 2, 2013

Reid, Dana; King, Nicole; Dingle, Arden D. The Art and Science of Prescribing: Different Perspectives in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology News. Volume 18: Number 2, 2013

Lamis, Dorian; Wilson, Christina; King, Nicole; Kaslow, Nadine. Child Abuse, Social Support, and Social Functioning in African American Children. Journal of Family Violence. Volume 29, Issue 8: November 2014.

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award, Emory Child Psychiatry Department, 2015

Diversity Leadership Fellow- American Psychiatric Association, 2009

American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education Outreach Program Travel Scholarship Award

Alpha Omega Alpha, Morehouse School of Medicine, 2008

Academic Excellence-Department of Psychiatry Morehouse School of Medicine, 2006

Academic Excellence-Department of Pharmacology, Morehouse School of Medicine, 2006

Humanitarian Award- Emory University, 2004